· October, 2014

Posts about First Translation from October, 2014

My greater motivation to translate for GV

  October 27, 2014

I was introduced to GV in May 2009 by the founding editor of GV Swahili, Joe Tungaraza. I used to know him as one of the pioneers of Swahili blogosphere in the year 2004/05. He was among the few Tanzanians in the Diaspora who worked hard to encourage local netizens...

My 2 Years with GV

  October 26, 2014

I got to know GV just over two years ago, in the spring of 2012. I first came across the German version of GV while looking for volunteer translation opportunities with German. I filled in the form on the GV German site, and I still remember how excited I was...

Singing Presidents and Way of Thinking

October 25, 2014

As many of other GVers, I found Global Voices by Google, and, as many, I love Google for that. I wanted to train my English and translation skills, but as I have no significant experience the only possible way was volunteering. So I've just enter “переводы волонтёрство” (translation volunteering) and...

My little secret, now disclosed

October 25, 2014

Friday 8pm, friends leaving the office in Mexico City. SA: – I can't wait to go home, take a shower, go to a bar and have a cold beer (or two or more). IC: – I can't wait to go home, put on my pjs and translate a blog for...

Spring: how the Arab one induced mine..

October 25, 2014

It was quite weird reading an e-mail asking me to write something about my first encounter with GV. It's weird because of the timing. Just yesterday, and out of the blue, i was squeezing my brain, trying to remember how i got to know about GV. i couldn't,and i still...

My Lesson on Dignity

October 25, 2014

When I started to volunteer as a translator for Global Voices, I had already been a keen reader for years. My first translation has been a quick read by Rami “A Lesson on Dignity from Syria“. When I looked up my first translation and it turned out to be that...

How Global Voices Changed My Life

  October 24, 2014

I have been delivering this story of my encounter with Global Voices for 10 years, but I feel excited every time I talk about it. Back in 2005, I was a graduate student majoring in Journalism who found himself lost in the terrible performance of media industry in Taiwan. I...

Lingua Russian: how it started

October 24, 2014

"I fell in love with Global Voices more than 5 years ago. As everything wonderful in this life, it happened by accident." - writes Ekaterina Golubina about the start of Global Voices in Russian.